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Caring for Homegrown Christmas Trees

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

There is a little more to it than just planting the tree seedlings and letting them grow. Cathy Isom lets you know more about how to care for homegrown Christmas Trees. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  When growing your own Christmas tree varieties, they require little care. During the first year of your seedlings growth, it’s important to …

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Planting Christmas Trees for Yearly Harvest

Dan Forestry, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom began her Christmas tree series telling you abou8t the different types of trees, and some of their good qualities. Today, Cathy is letting you know how to get started planting your own Christmas tree. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Planting Christmas Trees for Yearly Harvest The first step is picking your Christmas tree variety. Step …

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Forestry Title a Farm Bill Sticking Point

Dan Farm Bill, Forestry, Industry News Release, Legislative

As agriculture eagerly awaits a farm bill, another hurdle has emerged. Now, a forestry dispute appears to be in the way, according to Politico. Pat Roberts, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, continues to insist that the conference committee negotiators are “close” to reaching an agreement. He says finding an agreement on the forestry title is the biggest obstacle. That’s …

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Florida Eyes Deepwater Horizon Money for Land Deal

Dan Environment, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Florida officials are looking at using money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to help shield timber land in Dixie County from future development. Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet next week will decide whether to spend $6.4 million to purchase what is known as a “conservation easement” on nearly 20,000 acres of timber land near the Suwannee River …

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Farm Service Agency Accepting Emergency Forest Restoration Program Applications

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Justin Teuton announced that 17 Florida counties are accepting applications for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Michael. EFRP provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land to enable the owners to carry out emergency measures to restore land …

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Surveys Florida Timber Damage with Department Representatives

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Forest Service, including State Forester Jim Karels, surveyed timber damage caused by Hurricane Michael and met with members of the timber industry. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, had over 500 personnel involved …

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Updated Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael Released

Dan Corn, Cotton, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

New and updated damage assessments continue to show unprecedented losses for Georgia’s number one industry. “These estimations are a clear indicator of the unfortunate devastation many of our farmers and farm families have had to endure,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These staggering numbers are tough to read, but Georgia farmers have shown great resilience through this unsettling …

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Timber Damage from Hurricane Michael Estimated at $1.3 Billion

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced the estimated value of timber damage in Florida due to Hurricane Michael is $1.3 billion, impacting nearly 3 million acres of forestland. “This is a catastrophic loss to the forest industry in the Florida Panhandle,” said …